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As Disney Springs has re-opened, we’ve seen a lot of changes from the Disney World that we knew prior to the closures.
Although we’ve seen QR code menus and contactless forms of payment recently, Disney World also has some high-touch protocol to consider when the parks re-open, like bag check at the theme parks.
While we were at Disney Springs today, we spotted testing for a new screening method that could help make security checks faster and safer. Since the managers at the Lime Garage in Disney Springs asked us not to take photos (it’s a work in progress, folks!), we have some graphics to share and we’ll explain the gist to you.
The new screening method will allow guests to walk through a touchless scanner that will be able to check their bags before they enter the park. It’s similar to a metal detector or one of the inventory control detectors you can find in numerous retail locations. (You know — the things that go BEEP BEEP BEEP when you walk out of the store if the cashier didn’t take off the little ink alarm tag.)
Even though it’s just going through a testing phase at the moment, these scanners would allow guests to get where they’re going faster by skipping the bag check lines and reducing overall contact.
Now, this could work very well for moving large groups of people through security at the Disney parks, but will it spot banned items other than weapons? Like selfie sticks, glass bottles, and other more specific-to-Disney-World contraband?
Again, Disney has not announced any information about this testing phase, and we stress again that it is ONLY in a testing phase right now. It’s possible that Disney would only use these for conferences or for the resort hotels and not for the parks at all. We will keep you updated on any additional details we find out!
Were you able to experience the new scanner in Disney Springs today? Let us know your experience in the comments below!
source: DFB Reporters In Disney Springs and WDWMagic.com